Hydrocele is a medical condition in which fluid fills inside the scrotum, which is a sac under the penis and contains the testicles. Fluid can surround one or both the testicles that causes swelling and discomfort in the scrotum. Hydrocele is most common in baby boys but it can also occur in adult men due to inflammation and injury within the scrotum.
There are two types of hydroceles, known as communicating hydrocele and noncommunicating hydrocele. Communicating hydroceles have an opening that is referred to as a ‘communication’ into the abdominal cavity. This opening allows abdominal fluid to easily pass into the scrotum. If communicating hydrocele does not go away on its own and is not treated timely, it can lead to inguinal hernia.
A noncommunicating hydrocele develops in infants when the inguinal ring closes, but fluid remains in the membrane of the testicles.
Noncommunicating hydrocele is less serious than communication hydrocele. Usually, a noncommunicating hydrocele remains the same size and grows very slowly.
Warning Signs Of Hydrocele
Painless enlargement of the scrotum on one or both sides is considered as the main sign of hydrocele. Usually, hydroceles are asymptomatic in their early stage. However, when they enlarge they bulge and come out and can pose threats. The signs of hydroceles develop especially when swelling increases in size. Below are the warning signs of hydrocele that suggest you to visit a urologist as soon as possible.
Fullness, heaviness, or dragging sensation due to enlarged scrotum.
Nausea, vomiting, chills and fever indicate an infection of the hydrocele.
You can experience mild discomfort in the inguinal area to the mid portion of your back.
The size of the scrotum may increase in the upright position or decrease with recumbency.
Usually, hydrocele is painless. But if pain develops then it indicates acute epididymal infection.
Generally, hydrocele does not interfere with sexual activities. However, some reports suggest that hydrocele can potentially affect the sexual functioning of a man that can lead to anxiety and depression. Irrespective of the effect of hydrocele on the male fertility, it should be detected and treated timely and professionally.
When To See A Doctor
Consult a doctor as soon as you experience swelling in his scrotum. It is extremely important to detect other causes of the swelling that might seek immediate treatment. Because a hydrocele might be associated with inguinal hernia. Therefore, you should consult a doctor immediately. Hydrocele in the baby boys disappear on their own after a point of time. However, if hydrocele does not disappear or enlarges in size, you should ask the doctor to examine your child’s hydrocele once again.
Consult your doctor and get proper and timely treatment if you or your son gets sudden pain and swelling in the scrotum. The above-mentioned symptoms can indicate a number of medical conditions such as blocked blood flow in the twisted testicle, known as testicular torsion. Testicular torsion should be treated as soon as it starts showing symptoms as it has the potential to damage the testicle.
Treatment Of Hydrocele
A urologist does a physical examination during which he/she checks tenderness in the scrotum, puts pressure on abdomen and scrotum to determine inguinal hernia and shines a light through the scrotum to see the accumulated fluid surrounding the testicle.
After that the urologist may also suggest blood and urine tests to determine if the patient has an infection such as epididymitis. To detect hernia, testicular tumor or other causes of scrotum, the urologist may recommend an ultrasound as well. After examining and understanding the types and severity of hydrocele, the urologist chooses the method of treatment.
There are several ways to treat hydrocele. But laser surgery is considered as the best and permanent treatment of hydrocele. Laser surgery of hydrocele is performed under the influence of local or general anaesthesia. So you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the entire surgical procedure. After giving anaesthesia, the urologist makes a small cut in the scrotum and drains the fluid out. It takes around 30-40 minutes to complete the surgery and you are free to go home after a few hours of rest at the hospital.
There are several advantages of laser surgery of hydroceles. This includes the following.
Least planning required
Same day surgery and discharge
Minimum swelling and pain post procedure
Hydrocele can occur at any stage of life and there is nothing to worry much about. You do not have to suffer all your life if you have hydroceles. You can get rid of them in a matter of a few minutes with the help of laser surgery. Pristyn Care offers laser treatment of hydroceles in the major cities across India. They have highly experienced and skilled urologists and their hospitals and clinics are completely equipped with modern medical technologies. We recommend you to contact Pristyn Care in or near your city to get rid of hydroceles for once and all. You can even book an appointment with one of their best urologists right now.
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